Nory Ryan's Song
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One of my favorite books as a teen. A sad but sweet story of a girl struggling through the Irish potato famine.
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Juvenile Fiction
Chasing Redbird
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Follow Zinny while she uncovers some of her family secrets. This is a very sweet read.
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Juvenile Fiction
Fish
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A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen.
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Juvenile Fiction
Ruby Holler
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Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.
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Juvenile Fiction
May Bird
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Three years after her return from the Ever After, May Bird, now thirteen, draws her scattered friends--Pumpkin, Fabbio, Beatrice, and Lucius--out of hiding to take a final stand against Evil Bo Cleevil, as May herself makes ready to live up to the prophecy that placed the fate of the Ever After, and her own world, in her hands.
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Juvenile Fiction
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
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In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of thinking and leads them to save the life of a condemned man.
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Juvenile Fiction
The Giver
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Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
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Juvenile Fiction
The Candy Shop War
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When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.
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Juvenile Fiction